Feldenkrais benefits for pain, stroke and movement limitations
The Feldenkrais Method is a practical application of the latest in neuro-science. It engages the person in learning via gentle movements and enhanced body awareness. The work draws on the brains plasticity and extraordinary ability to adapt, grow and form new patterns throughout our lifetime.
The method is beneficial for –
- Movement limitations caused by injury and stroke.
- Back, hip and knee pain.
- Limitations in mobilty from unknown origin.
- Repetitive strain injury.
- Headache, neck and shoulder pain
- Pains ascribed to structural elements e.g. scoliosis, discus hernia, cerebral palsy
Improving performance and skill in action
The Feldenkrais Method draws on the brains plasticity and extraordinary ability to adapt, grow and form new patterns throughout our lifetime. Using specific movement sequences and directed attention it is possible to considerably improve what we can already do well or add to our repertoire of actions and skills. The method is used throughout the world by actors, musicians, athletes and others who wish to improve their expression, skill, power and precision. Some of the key elements of improvement in these areas are –
- Reduction of unnecessary effort for better results
- More efficient use of energy through skeleton and musculature
- Improved clarity of intention
- A clearer use of only the parts we need
- greater accuracy and precision
- increased capacity to inhibit unwanted movement
- More control
- Improved spontanaeity of expression
Working with stress and in conjunction with psychotherapies
The method is commonly used in conjunction with psychotherapies in order to provide clients with increased physical stability, access to improved posture , the ability to improve sensory awareness allowing one to connect more and more clearly with ones presence and, importantly, to access new ways of breathing. The method provides an excellent means of assisting change to deep patterns of action and thought which produce stress.